Wilfried Zaha ‘fears being priced out of big money move away from Crystal Palace’ as club hold out for £70m with Manchester United due for 25 per cent of huge fee
- Zaha fears being priced out of the market by Palace for a second year running
- Arsenal dropped their interest after the Eagles slapped a £100m price tag on him
- Everton remain interested but Palace are expected to demand as much as £70m
- The biggest stumbling block appears to be his sell-on clause to Man United
Wantaway Wilfried Zaha fears being priced out of the market by Crystal Palace for a second year running.
Arsenal dropped their interest last summer after the Eagles slapped a £100million price tag on the winger.
The 27-year-old has told the club he wants to leave this summer after scoring just four goals in a disappointing campaign.
Wilfried Zaha managed just four goals in 39 Premier League appearances this season
Everton are ready to make a move but Palace are expected to demand as much as £70m for their star player and Zaha’s representatives worry that will scupper hopes of a move, according to the Sun.
The biggest stumbling block appears to be the sell-on clause which Palace agreed with Manchester United when they brought the player back to Selhurst Park in 2015.
United paid £10m to make Zaha the last signing of Alex Ferguson’s reign but he only managed seven months at Old Trafford before being resold to Palace for £6m.
Zaha fears being priced out of the market by Crystal Palace for a second year running
Speaking at the end of a season in which Zaha has scored just four goals, Palace boss Roy Hodgson conceded that transfer speculation had ‘obviously affected’ him.
Hodgson said: ‘His form in the last few weeks has really been quite poor considering what he is capable of doing.
‘It’s a dilemma for the club and a dilemma for him if he is so set on leaving. If he feels he just does not want to be with us any more, that would be sad.
‘We still like him very much; we can’t make him like us. This is a situation that only he and the club can sort out. I don’t have an answer.’
Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti is one of Zaha’s suitors, with reports suggesting a potential £70m bid